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State announces $722,000 in tourism grants
Feb 22,2017

Virginia’s tourism programs are set to have a major payday after an announcement from Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday. More than $722,000 in matching funds from the state

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McAuliffe vetoes legislation to defund Planned Parenthood
Feb 22,2017

Gov. Terry McAuliffe vetoed legislation Tuesday that sought to remove state and federal funding for women’s health providers such as Planned Parenthood and any other groups


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McAuliffe vetoes 2 concealed weapons bills
Feb 21,2017

Gov. Terry McAuliffe vetoed two bills Monday relating to concealed weapons – one involving handgun permits and the other pertaining to switchblade knives.

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For 3rd year, governor vetoes 'Tebow bill'
Feb 21,2017

Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Monday vetoed the so-called Tebow bill that would have allowed home-schooled students to participate in high school sports.


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All bills targeting student debt fail this session
Feb 21,2017

Six out of 10 Virginia college students graduate with debt, owing an average of about $28,000 each. More than 1 million Virginia residents owe a combined $30 billion in college loans, state officials say.

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Parents urge officials to protect the environment
Feb 21,2017

The Virginia chapter of Moms Clean Air Force, a national coalition of parents concerned about air pollution and global warming, called on state and federal officials Monday to be

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Richmond restaurants eat up awards at 2017 Elbys
Feb 21,2017

Women in beaded dresses and feathered headbands sipped Buskey cider alongside men in suits and the occasional top hat. While one might think they’ve stepped into Prohibition-era

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Assembly OKs amendment to help surviving spouses of disabled vets
Feb 19,2017

A constitutional amendment to expand a tax exemption for surviving spouses of disabled veterans has passed unanimously in the House and Senate.




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